100% Funded


Target: €4500


€4,502 Raised


37 Funders

Soul Noir:Festival of the Dark Arts 2021

By Soul Noir


This will be our fifth edition of the festival. Soul Noir was built to support true alternative and Gothic artists in Ireland and give them the platform they deserve. This is a unique festival designed to lift the veil of Gothic culture to Irish audiences and experience the highest standard artists in haunting and historic locations. This year will be a 2 day festival in Dublin Castle from October 31st - November 1st. Our programme ranges from video art by Susan MacWilliam to a performance by cellist Ailbhe McDonagh and performance artist Fergus Byrne. We showcase all artists with respect and our open call is open to everyone regardless of social class, education history, gender or race. We seek only to bring together all walks of life to celebrate the glory that is Goth. You can also check out our manifeso here which details our principles and motivations.


The following is what is costs to run this event:

Venue rental fees - €2000
Professional photographer - €600
Catalogue designer - €811.80
Poster design - €300
Poster / catalogue / rewards printing - €500
Special display plinths - €860
Insurance - €361
Professional security - €100
Opening reception - €100
Additional artist fees - €300
Presentation stands - €81
Additional framing - €100
Additional printing - €30
Fund it fees - €493.28

Total = €6659.28

We are aiming for €4,500 as a target goal,but if you can help us reach the full costs, please keep supporting the campaign once we hit €4,500 to help us cover our expenses.



Our team is made up of artists and industry professionals. This includes (i) MA Law graduate John Paul Maguire as our Director;(ii) BA artist Shota Kotake as our Artistic Consultant; (iii) BA dance artist Jack Rabbit as our Creative Co - Director and ; (iv) MA artist Sinéad Keogh as our Curator and Director. We run like a well oiled Victorian pocket watch. We are confident we can run this festival again and to a high standard with YOUR support.

We have faced and overcome each obstacle as a team. What we need is financial support to help us cover the costs of such an intricately designed festival. The financial burden weighs as much as a pair of Demonia boots.

We received a €3000 grant from DCC which we are using to pay our artists.
(although we are still fundraising to pay the artists the grant did not cover). We have no funding for the costs of the festival itself whatsoever. This is why your support is so crucial.

Thank you for your interest in supporting Soul Noir. With YOUR support we can make this festival run... maybe even fly. You will receive beautiful gifts designed by Shota Kotake, including tote bags, postcards, posters, T- Shirts etc in exchange for funding and supporting underground arts and Gothic subculture in Ireland.

Thank you.